Biggest waste of money I have ever seen. Believe them when they say to be "prepared to receive a .... broken parts gun...." Almost every part will be broken or unusable!
The interesting side of his purchase is that the lock is a very good example of a rushed to assembly piece of junk by knock off artists. I pity the poor soldier who carried this weapon.
This at least gives it some value as a conversation piece. I can not use one part as a backup to my good P-1853 as I had hoped.
June 02, 2014
shipper "forgot" to add to package, once contacted, they shipped it out. wish they hadn't! not one single usable part on the entire parts gun. even barrel bands rusted through! barrel had splits and rust outs. even the screws were bent. total waste of $99.
December 04, 2013
Mine arrived about two weeks ago. Reasonable barrel good lock, trigger, bands. good sights, etc of course wood was toast but got what I expected and am very pleased
September 17, 2013
The description is a very honest one but still in its broken, neglected condition this is still a very interesting piece and a piece of history. Oh if it could talk, imagine the stories it could tell. Mine has some rust, all 3 bands and the lock is still functional. Planning to clean it up a bit more and see what I have to work with.
May 01, 2013
Was a waste of a 100.00$ was able to use about 20.00$ of parts off the one I got. Barrel rusted through, barrel bands rusted almost through, ram rod rusted in half, all screws rust in half or broken, lock frozen, trigger guard broken in half. Good parts trigger assembly,brass nose cap! Looked like it was under water for some time. Save your money and buy one already rebuilt by AC.
May 01, 2013
A FUN PIECE OF HISTORY TO SCRUB AND BRING BACK TO LIFE IN BITS AND PARTS
November 20, 2012
They were right, don't expect more than description says, as you may not get what's pictured.But they were HONEST about what you may get. And I got bare bones. barrel, lock and two bands. 12" inch peice of forearm from middle. Nothing else! Lock mainspring broken, as other internal parts. barrel okay and did have rear sight. The Reviews can be misleading as what others recieved and what you may get! so go by there DESCRIPTION and not picture or reviews. I did order after this a complete Brunswick officers musket and I was completely happy with it.
July 26, 2012
The P-53 partsrifle just arrived. While rusty and dirty as charged, the lock was in excellent condition and the barrel will most likely clean up for my purposes. With the nose cap and the rearsight, I'd say I got my money's worth. Thanks again AC
March 12, 2012
I received my parts and I was happy with the item. For $99 I was not expecting much. It was in better condition than I expected.
January 29, 2012
Got mine and have started work on it. What was left of the stock was toast- worm eaten and dry rot. Lock seem to be cleaning up OK and as good as identical lock I bought from the "other" Nepal cache dealer at nearly same price just for lock. Barrel is rusted and will be wall hangar. Ramrod is nearly rusted through. Trigger is OK condition and usable. Good value for the money.
March 28, 2011